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Headlines for Sept. 27, 2019


CTV News
‘We need to push them to do more’: Winnipeg students to take part in global climate strike Friday
Students from schools and universities in Winnipeg are planning to take part Friday in a global climate strike.

Niagara Falls Review
Brock, college support students joining Climate Strike rally
Brock University and Niagara College are encouraging students who are available to join the Global Climate Strike rally in St. Catharines Friday morning.

The Charlatan
Want to attend Friday’s climate strike? Carleton says you can, but ‘within reason’
Classes on Friday might look quite empty as Carleton students and staff march down Parliament Hill, rallying for the Global Climate Strike. And if you want to attend but aren’t sure about skipping class, the university has asked professors and supervisors to be lenient, but “within reason.”

Toronto Star
‘We think of them as cash cows.’ International students want to immigrate, but colleges, employers want to boost their bottom lines
When Romina Avila and her husband Arturo Castaneyra decided to leave behind the growing violence in Mexico for a better life elsewhere, the couple set their sights on Canada and its colleges – an increasingly popular ticket for immigration.

Globe and Mail
McMaster student union strips Chinese club’s status amid allegations group is tool of Chinese government
The student union at Ontario’s McMaster University has stripped the club status of the campus Chinese Students and Scholars Association – a group that is a fixture at many Western universities – amid allegations the group is a tool of the Chinese government.

Ottawa Citizen
Licence to grow cannabis takes McGill’s research to the next level
The school was recently awarded a licence from Health Canada to produce cannabis for medical purposes as part of its collaboration with RavenQuest BioMed Inc.

Inside Higher Ed
Assessing the Value of an Undergrad Degree
A new study from Academically Adrift’s co-author seeks to evaluate a broad range of student experiences and outcomes as well as new ways to measure learning.

Academic at First Nations University turning Scrabble into Cree language game
At first glance, the Scrabble board that Edward Doolittle uses looks just like any other. Look a little closer, and you’ll see that some of the letters on the tiles have little accents above them.

Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms
2019 Campus Freedom Index: Ontario universities improve, but federal funding fuels new threats to free speech on campus
The Justice Centre today released the 2019 Campus Freedom Index. First published in 2011, the annual Campus Freedom Index provides students, parents and the public with data about the state of free speech at 60 Canadian public universities.

The Uniter
‘Life-changing’ exchnage programs offered
According to a 2014 Léger Marketing survey conducted for Universities Canada, “(m)ore than 80 per cent of employers that hire graduates with international and intercultural experience say these recruits enhance their company’s competitiveness.”

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